Rachel Goldstein is the North America Public Policy Director for Mars, Incorporated. Rachel leads advocacy on a variety of policy issues, relating to our Sustainable in a Generation Plan, including Extended Producer Responsibility. In her 10 years with Mars, she has held roles on the central sustainability team, specifically covering plastic packaging issues and led sustainability for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.
Rachel led the development of the Mars Global Protocol for Sustainability Claims, advising the business on communicating complex sustainability topics to consumers. She has experience with external sustainability reporting work across a range of platforms and disclosures such as DJSI, CDP, customer scorecards, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Commitment. She has led Mars’ external engagement in key partnerships, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, U.S. Plastics Pact, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, The Circular Economy Accelerator, and the Sustainability Consortium. Rachel is on the Board of Directors for Green Blue.
Prior to Mars, Rachel was the Team Leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary climate change program that encourages methane emissions reductions through the capture and beneficial use of landfill gas. She was also the lead for this work in India, China and Southeast Asia under the Global Methane Initiative. Rachel was in the health, safety and environmental field before joining EPA.